Friday, November 18, 2016

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Christmas -- with a discount, too!

The 30 Days of Christmas are here!

For the next 30 days, the Technique Junkies Design Team is celebrating the holidays by showing you Christmas projects using Technique Junkies stamps every day on the  
Design Team Blog.

And...from today through December 14th, ALL stamps in the Christmas category are 25% off.  Simply place any Christmas stamp in your shopping cart and the 25% discount will be automatically appied to your purchase. No coupon codes required!

Today is actually Day 4 of the Christmas celebration. I am excited to show you a fun way to get more out of one of the new Technique Junkies Christmas stamps. For the tutorial today, we are using the Calm and Bright stamp to create several VERY different cards.

First, the stamp is great all on its own, just with plain gold embossing:
One of the things I love about the Calm and Bright stamp is it's versatility. While the stamp is pretty all on its own -- like the way it is done above, in embossed gold, it is also great with a DIFFERENT center focal image. 

For comparison purposes, I stamped and gold embossed the image three times.
The center area measures 2c3/8" x 3 3/8". I simply created two different focal images that were matted slightly larger than the center part of the image:

Then the focal images were adhered to the center -- allowing the snowflakes to border the center area, totally transforming the background stamp.

The first look uses the Red or White Christmas stamp:

And the second uses the Ho Ho Ho Dog stamp:

Doesn't it really transform the stamp to use it just as a border? I love the versatility here!

Make sure to take advantage of the 25% discount -- and check back every day for a new Christmas Project!

Warmest regards --